Category: Education


UTHSC, UofM Awarded $1 Million Collaborative Grant for Behavioral Health Care for Youth in Memphis and Mid-South

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A collaborative program between the University of Memphis (UofM) and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center  (UTHSC), funded by a two-year $1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), aims to increase the behavioral health workforce in Memphis and the Mid-South. The program, Recruiting Interprofessional Scholars for Excellence in Childhood, Adolescence… Read More


Graduate Health Sciences Alumnus Strives to Help Students Decades After Graduating

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Joseph Tarnowski, PhD, has led a successful career since graduating from the College of Graduate Health Sciences in 1979. Now, as he prepares to retire in November, he is dedicated to helping students achieve their own success. Dr. Tarnowski’s decades-long career in the biopharmaceutical industry began essentially as a back-up plan. Before attending UTHSC, where… Read More


Teaching and Learning Center Helps PhD Student Progress Toward Career in Academia

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Alaina Grissom, MS, from Rochester, New York, has always aspired to be an educator. With a passion for the field of speech and language pathology, she is pursuing a career that merges both fields. As she prepares for graduation in May 2024, a program in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Teaching and Learning… Read More


College of Nursing Awarded $1.5 Million Grant to Support Simulation in Patient Care for Nursing Students

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has received a three-year, $1.5 million federal grant that will help students identify and address issues that lead to patients’ health problems. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant is called “Training and Education to Advance Critical Health Equity Readiness Using Simulation,” or TEACH… Read More


Health Professions Student Recognized at National Conference for Research Poster

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Anne Mones, a second-year cytology/histotechnology student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was recognized at the recent National Society of Histotechnology Convention for her poster illustrating the diagnostic aspects of pancreatic tumors and the link between pancreatic health and insulin production.  Her research was conducted in collaboration with her professor, Sheila Criswell, PhD, an assistant professor in the UTHSC College of Health Professions. Dr. Criswell, who played a… Read More


College of Nursing Receives Grant to Improve Emergency Care for People with Sickle Cell Disease

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has received a $364,502 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will allow a specialized education outreach to health care professionals in the Mid-South Delta region to improve care for patients with sickle cell disease. The college will work in collaboration with… Read More


College of Medicine Assists in John P. Freeman Future Leaders of STEM Club White Coat Ceremony

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine recently participated in the John P. Freeman Future Leaders of STEM Program White Coat Ceremony. The program is a yearlong initiative to promote accessibility to STEM education for children in grades 3 through 8 at John P. Freeman Optional School in Memphis. With a… Read More


Nursing Magazine Demonstrates College’s Achievements in Expanding Health Care Access

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The Fall 2023 issue of the College of Nursing Magazine showcases the innovative ways the college has reached into communities across Tennessee and the Mid-South region with new partnerships, new pathways for students, and new rural outreach programs. Going Mobile See how the new UTHSC Nursing Mobile Health Unit has begun to increase access to… Read More